Black Friday 2017: Everything you need to know for the big shopping day at County Mall in Crawley

November 23, 2017

County Mall is open from 9am to 6pm on Black Friday and there are plenty of deals on offer for you to grab        Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2jSfSYU Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Meet the man behind the University of Surrey’s drive to gain more innovative research and partnerships

November 23, 2017

The vice-chancellor of the University of Surrey has been the force behind the higher education establishment’s drive to gain more innovative research deals and new partnerships. Max Lu, 54, arrived in Surrey last April following the departure of former vice-chancellor Professor Sir Christopher Snowden. He had previously spent more than 20 years at the University…

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Aldershot murder trial: Woman accused of murdering ex-Gurkha says he dropped dead while attacking her

November 23, 2017

A woman accused of murdering a former Gurkha before holding his wife prisoner for six hours and biting her cheek told a jury she feared that he would bang her against a wall after he grabbed her hair and refused to let go. Nepalese-born Sun Tamang, 50, said she saw a “little bit of blood”…

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Black Friday 2017: Everything you need to know for the big shopping day at County Mall in Crawley

November 23, 2017

The festive season is just around the corner and the pressure is building to get the Christmas shopping out of the way. But don’t worry – the biggest shopping day of the year is set to take place on Friday (November 24) and there are a bunch of deals waiting for you. Originally an American…

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Two Rivers and Elmsleigh in Staines: Opening times, shops and deals for Black Friday 2017

November 23, 2017

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Surrey care home abuse: 31 elderly people allegedly mistreated and neglected by carers

November 23, 2017

More than 30 elderly people were allegedly abused by staff who were paid to protect them in Surrey, an investigation has revealed. In a response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, Surrey Police said it investigated 34 reported cases of alleged mistreatment or neglect. In 25 of those cases, carers were accused of mistreating…

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All of Surrey’s MPs voted that animals ‘feel no pain or emotions’

November 23, 2017

All of Surrey’s MPs have voted to reject including a clause in the EU Withdrawel Bill which recognises that animals feel pain and emotions in UK law after Brexit. The majority of the UK’s animal welfare legislation is currently included in EU laws, which will not apply after March 2019. Because of this, a clause…

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Two Rivers and Elmsleigh in Staines: Opening times, shops and deals for Black Friday 2017

November 23, 2017

Bargain hunters across the country are preparing themselves for one of the biggest days in the shopping calendar. It’s a time to grab some discounted Christmas presents or perhaps that flat screen TV you’ve been eyeing up. And what could be the reason for this shopping wonderment? You guessed it – it’s Black Friday .…

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‘Crowbar-wielding men’ target Sheerwater house in unsuccessful burglary

November 23, 2017

Four men were interrupted while trying to break into a house in Sheerwater , allegedly with a crowbar, on Wednesday evening (November 22). Johnny Hodges rushed home to Albert Drive from his mother’s house in central Woking after a neighbour alerted him to an attempted break-in in the area at around 6pm. Fortunately, he returned…

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Cranleigh development: Berkeley Homes wins appeal to build ‘phase one’ of controversial 425-property plan

November 23, 2017

Phase one of a controversial 425-home development in Cranleigh will go ahead after the planning inspectorate approved an appeal by developers Berkeley Homes. Waverley Borough Council’s (WBC) decision to reject planning permission for the first stage of the development south of High Street, between Alford Road and Knowle Lane, was overuled by the inspectorate. Members…

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British Airways Black Friday sale includes European city breaks for £99

November 23, 2017

The British Airways Black Friday sale has arrived with discounts on short and long-haul flights Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2hYXiOw Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Godalming business ‘forced’ to make two members of staff redundant during six-day Amazon account freeze

November 23, 2017

A Godalming business claimed it suffered an 80% sales drop and was “forced” to make two people redundant while Amazon temporarily suspended its products for six days. The gift item, homeware and toy store Carousel has been an Amazon trader for 10 years and generates most of its income through the online retail giant. When…

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Walton death: Heavy police presence at The Heart after man’s body found

November 23, 2017

A man’s body was found at a residential property near The Heart shopping centre in Walton after police were called out. Surrey Police officers were called to the centre at 7pm on Tuesday (November 21) following reports of a sudden death. An eyewitness reported seeing at least six police cars and four ambulances centred on…

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British Airways Black Friday sale includes European city breaks for £99

November 23, 2017

British Airways has launched £99 city breaks to a host of European cities for Black Friday. The airline has cut the price of holidays to Venice, Prague, Krakow, Barcelona, Rome and the Algarve to just £99 for two nights including flights and a hotel. The offers, flying from Heathrow or Gatwick depending on the destination,…

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Chobham crash: Car damaged after colliding with fallen tree

November 23, 2017

Drivers faced long delays during rush hour near Chobham after a car smashed into a fallen tree. A blue Audi collided with a fallen tree in Philpot Lane just outside Mimbridge at around 6am on Thursday morning (November 23). Surrey Police closed the road in both directions between A319 Chertsey Road near Fairoaks Airport and…

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Firefighters attend ‘unsafe scaffolding’ hit by high winds in Banstead

November 23, 2017

Planks of wood from scaffolding fell from a block of flats in Banstead due to heavy winds on Wednesday (November 22) evening causing firefighters to attend. Members of the public saw the wood fall from the building onto the pavement by the junction of Nork Way and Eastgate. A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crew…

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Family of brave Albury girl shortlisted for award after supporting charity that helped save their daughter

November 23, 2017

The family of a brave Albury girl who has returned to pre-school after having two stem cell transplants have been nominated for an award for their charity work. Alice and Paddy Richardson have worked tirelessly to raise the profile of Anthony Nolan, after the charity helped save their daughter Hazel during her lengthy battle with…

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Family of brave Albury girl shortlisted for award after helping charity that helped saved their daughter

November 23, 2017

The family of a brave Albury girl who has returned to pre-school after having two stem cell transplants have been nominated for an award for their charity work. Alice and Paddy Richardson have worked tirelessly to raise the profile of Anthony Nolan, after the charity helped save their daughter Hazel during her lengthy battle with…

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Lululemon Guildford: Yoga clothing and fitness gear store to open at Tunsgate Quarter

November 23, 2017

A yoga and fitness brand will open its first UK store outside of London in the heart of Guildford, in the Tunsgate Quarter. Lululemon Athletica joins Loaf, OKA, The White Company, Cath Kidston, Bobby Brown and The Ivy Collection at the new shopping destination. Along with the clothing, the fitness wear specialists is offering free…

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Aldershot man faces jail after 1kg drugs bust outside Guildford Spectrum

November 23, 2017

A man from Aldershot is facing prison after he was caught with 1kg of what is believed to be class A drugs outside Guildford Spectrum. Surrey Police arrested two men on Monday (November 20) after finding the 1kg package during a vehicle search at the leisure centre car park. Paul Dash, of Woodland Walk, was…

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Southern Rail delays: Fire on tracks at Merstham affects southbound services

November 23, 2017

A cable fire on the rails at Merstham caused delays and cancellations to southbound trains on Thursday (November 23). The Brighton-bound line was blocked while engineers worked to fix the fire affecting the third rail but was then reopened at 10.30am with delays expected to continue as the service recovers. As a result trains were…

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Surrey rail disruption: Rush hour chaos to and from London after fire, fallen tree and bridge crash

November 23, 2017

Multiple incidents have caused delays during rush hour to and from London on Thursday morning (November 23). Commuters on the Woking to London Waterloo line face delays after a tree fell on the line at Ash Vale during strong winds. Meanwhile, a vehicle struck a bridge at Worplesdon in Prey Heath Road at around 8.45am…

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Guildford councillors roll up their sleeves for road safety project after funding cuts

November 23, 2017

When the men in charge of Worplesdon Parish Council were told funding for a road safety project had been slashed, they rolled up their sleeves and started making their own cuts. Paul Cragg, chairman, and Chris Venables, vice chairman, cut away vegetation to widen a pavement and improve visibility on a section of Aldershot Road…

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Downs Way School in Oxted to close at end of academic year to allow for expansion of St Mary’s

November 23, 2017

An Oxted infant school will be closed and all of its pupils moved to a nearby junior school, which will become a primary as a result. Downs Way School will be closed on August 31, 2018 with St Mary’s C of E Junior School being broadened to cater for ages four to 11 rather than…

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Surrey’s nature lovers could be hit with controversial parking charges at council-owned countryside spots

November 23, 2017

Hikers and dog walkers could soon have to pay for parking at Surrey’s hugely popular countryside estate, if new proposals are approved. Surrey County Council has drawn up plans to introduce parking charges at Chobham Common, Whitmoor Common, Norbury Park, Ockham Common and Rodborough Common. The cash-strapped council wants to make its own 6,500-acre estate…

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Byfleet Christmas lights switch-on: Village celebrates start of festive season with ‘most popular switch-on so far’

November 23, 2017

Byfleet village staged its “most popular” Christmas light switch-on so far on Thursday (November 16). Crowds flocked to the village green to be entertained by live music to celebrate the start of the festive season. Grahame Osborn, treasurer of the Byfleet Amenities Group, said: “We had a fantastic turnout, it was our most popular switch…

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